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by stevewaters
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: yd300 weekend
Replies: 51
Views: 823

Re: yd300 weekend

It was great to meet you Bob - Thanks for the advice! I took it easy after Buckden to try to keep the hamstring cramps at bay. Went to Askrigg Stores for a Pork Pie and then surprised and chatted to my in-laws over their garden wall (their home is 200m from the shop!). I bivied for 3 hours at the en...
by stevewaters
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Great North Trail - Dotwatching Opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Great North Trail - Dotwatching Opportunity

Enjoy your adventure Karl ! - This is on my list for next year so will be watching eagerly and keen to hear your experiences :-bd
by stevewaters
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: yd300 weekend
Replies: 51
Views: 823

Re: yd300 weekend

I'll be on a black Sonder Transmitter Carbon bike with blue and red bags up front. - Hope to meet you all somewheres before / during / after :-bd
by stevewaters
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: yd300 weekend
Replies: 51
Views: 823

Re: yd300 weekend

In Reverse wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:09 pm
Some food/drink stops if anyone's interested.
whitestone wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:38 pm
There's a tap on the side of a barn in Coverdale ...

Thanks both of you ! :-bd
by stevewaters
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size
Replies: 41
Views: 644

Re: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size

I don't seem to suffer from cold legs so 68g Rab Forge boxers for me:

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... ers-p12218
by stevewaters
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Voile straps + keepers
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Voile straps + keepers

The Voile and similar straps have the useful (for me) characteristic of stretchiness. I use one around my front bags setup cinched tight to stop it all drooping and being buzzed by the front tyre on full fork compression hits.
by stevewaters
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: yd300 weekend
Replies: 51
Views: 823

Re: yd300 weekend

Ford Focus micro-camper it is then !- See you bright and early :grin:
by stevewaters
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: yd300 weekend
Replies: 51
Views: 823

Re: yd300 weekend

What are folks plans for Friday evening ? - I am in two minds as to come up then and perhaps kip in the car or drive very early Saturday morning.
by stevewaters
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size
Replies: 41
Views: 644

Re: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size

sean_iow wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:29 pm
And a 250 with hooded jacket will be warmer still :smile:
RIP wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Nah, £125 for a hooded MH Ghost Whisperer Mk2 at 219g!
Thanks. Yep - I've gone for one of those Ghost Whisperer jackets :grin:
by stevewaters
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silly question time
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Silly question time

All MBA bothies are apparently closed until further notice:

https://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/
by stevewaters
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size
Replies: 41
Views: 644

Re: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size

I suspect a 150 quilt with down jacket - particularly if hooded - is a warmer combo than a 250 quilt on its own. I have the latter, but am considering the former too to have more flexibility. The lightest hooded down jacket I can find is 218g and pricey (see link below). Less expensive options are h...
by stevewaters
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.

Where are you based ? DOH - Just read - Derby ! :oops:
by stevewaters
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Garmin

As said above ... the InReach tracking seems to still be working - See Rich and Tom's Cape Wrath trip: https://share.garmin.com/capewrath I have also been able to configure a Garmin InReach MapShare page for my YD300 trip next weekend. What I suspect might not be working is the service to change my ...
by stevewaters
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: NorthPeaks100 ITT times
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: NorthPeaks100 ITT times

I did the pitching by the dam but there were a couple of walkers munching sandwiches watching so once I had committed to it I couldn't afford to fail !
by stevewaters
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: NorthPeaks100 ITT times
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: NorthPeaks100 ITT times

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by stevewaters
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: NorthPeaks100 ITT times
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: NorthPeaks100 ITT times

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by stevewaters
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: NorthPeaks100 ITT times
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: NorthPeaks100 ITT times

Thanks ! - Here are 3 pics from our ride yesterday. By the way Shaf, neither of us cleaned the steep slope that Pete is on in the first photo!
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by stevewaters
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?

Hi, I have one and have used it over the last year for about 15 nights. Generally, I am very happy with it. I'm 6'1" tall and I can get in zip up and just about get changed if raining or if midges about. I tend to sleep with my head out. Even then, there is sometimes some condensation at the foot en...
by stevewaters
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: yd300 weekend
Replies: 51
Views: 823

Re: yd300 weekend

I think I'm going to attempt the YD300. - I'll sign up on the day. :-bd

I'm currently on for the DD too, but the dates are a bit of a challenge for me so not certain yet.
by stevewaters
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: NorthPeaks100 ITT times
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: NorthPeaks100 ITT times

My mate Pete and I did the route today from Dunford Bridge. Conditions were pretty good. There was some light rain at times, but it was mainly dry under-wheel. 6 Hours 58 mins elapsed time with one puncture requiring a replacement inner tube. I was on a Sonder Transmitter Carbon HT. We really enjoye...
by stevewaters
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: NorthPeaks100 ITT times
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: NorthPeaks100 ITT times

Enjoy.... Don't forget Steve, after coming off the TpennineTrail you turn left towards the openeing through the 2 bollard things then left and immediate right and down towards thw gate. After getting out of other end on industrial estate, its actually a one way road so you have to ride left then cl...
by stevewaters
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: NorthPeaks100 ITT times
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: NorthPeaks100 ITT times

Hi Shaf. For various reasons, myself and a mate are now hoping to ride your route this coming Thursday (23rd). - Really looking forward to it !
We'll do it following ITT rules, but will stay together. Will let you know how we get on. :-bd
by stevewaters
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Hayfield tp Cape Wrath (and back)
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Hayfield tp Cape Wrath (and back)

Excellent - Enjoy your adventure Rich and Tom - It'll be nice to follow your progress :-bd
by stevewaters
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Underwear for riding
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Underwear for riding

Dare I say I usually now wear bib shorts (usually 3/4 length in the northern UK) !

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/best-of-bib-shorts
by stevewaters
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain pliers, needed?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Chain pliers, needed?

You only get one tyre lever on the Woolftooth types wheras personally I prefer to have 2.